Prepping a house costs anywhere from $0.50 to $2.50 per square foot. This is almost always included in the total project price. However, the DIYer might negotiate some discounts for completing this work on their own. Be warned, proper prep is key to the quality and durability of the finish. If you do this work yourself, the contractor might no guarantee to finished product. Thornton Home Painting


I found DECA on HomeAdvisor while searching for a contractor to price out painting my new condo. Carlos from DECA was prompt and came out that week to give me an estimate. What I didn't realize was that Carlos and his team were also full scale remodelers doing flooring, plumbing, electrical (new outlets, ceiling fans, pendant lights, etc.) in addition to painting. I got estimates from 6 firms, and it made the most sense to proceed with Carlos and his team since they could do everything I needed done, within a very short 2-3 week time period. I also thought their estimate was very fair and in line with the others. Plus, his thought process was def aligned with the things I wanted to do, and I got the vibe he would be a good fit for this project. This was my first condo purchase and remodel, and needless to say, we have all heard the stories of contractors that don’t show up, do sloppy work, go way over budget, or disappear after getting some money. I am here to tell you, Carlos and his team at DECA were great from beginning to end. They were there to get the job done, and any issue or questions I had along the way, Carlos was happy to answer or solve, in person or via text. He was also very prompt in all communications. DECA painted my entire place, from doors, to walls & ceilings, and all vents, ripped up and redid my kitchen and bathroom floors, installed a new toilet, bathroom vanity, regrouted my tub, installed ceiling fans, pendant lights, redid my island and counter tops complete with an under mounted sink, and even helped me turn my coat closet into a cocktail/bar closet by removing the door, installing my wine fridge (where he ran new electric for), a quartz countertop (cut from the larger slab I used in kitchen) and painted the interior as I described to him. If they ever had a question or concern, Carlos would text or call me for clarification. I consider myself VERY lucky to have made the right decision in the project. All of his 5 star reviews on this site are legit and well-deserved. I am more than thrilled with the results of his work and would not hesitate to use him in the future. If you are looking for a contractor you can trust, DECA is the place. It's the little things: The last day, as Carlos was finishing up some minor things, I was bumbling around trying to change out the locks on my front door”he noticed I'm not great at anything involving tools, and quickly took over and did it for me. I had some extra materials to take back for a refund at Floor & Decor”he stopped what he was doing, and grabbed boxes of tile, and helped me load them to my car without me asking. Cleaned the place after done -- enough that I could move in without having to worry about it. I had a screen from one of the bedroom windows sitting on the floor, and they popped it into place for me mentioning. Thanks Carlos! Thornton House Painters
Interior house painting costs are calculated on a few key factors. Nationally, interior house painting projects range from $917 (for one room) to $4,893 (for eight rooms). The wide price range indicates how much square footage, paint selection and labor can affect cost. One pro uses a laser to measure each room, subtracting the size of the doors and windows, and then bases the quote on the square footage of the actual surfaces to be painted. House Painting Thornton

- The paint job will take you much longer compared to the painting speed of the pros. An experienced paint crew can paint the entire house in 2-3 days (depending on square footage and job complexity). However, if you only paint on week nights and weekends the same job may take you 2-3 weeks. During this time, the area that you are painting will not be usable and the house will be in a general state of disarray.
When speaking with painter I specifically asked if two coats would be used. Was told I would be totally happy with work when finished. Everything was sprayed and with only one coat. The paint is wiping right off the walls. I was told touch up paint would be left in the garage and no paint was left. I have noticed that several trim edges were not painted and tried to contact the owner with no response. Not at all happy. When I pointed out that the paint was easily wiping off was told it was because of the color I chose. I’ve owned two homes and have never had such a poor paint job.
Unlike wood, metal siding is easy to clean with a solution of water and sodium phosphate, and it dries almost instantaneously. However, it must be sanded and primed with two coats of oil-based primer before it’s painted. Oil-based products are a little more expensive than water-based primers, and they take longer to dry. Applying two coats could add an extra day’s labor to a painting project. House Painting Thornton
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